The Frisky -- Let's face it -- we've all got issues and sometimes need multiple attempts to surmount emotional obstacles. But some of us are better at dealing with them than others and, we argue, women are often better at working through emotional problems than men. The Frisky: 30 things every woman should quit doing by In the last few years of dating, we've come across 10 types of "emotionally stunted" guys -- adult men who may otherwise be awesome but for some reason never matured emotionally.
How to Deal With a Boyfriend Who Is a Mama's Boy
10 types of emotionally stunted men to avoid - suap.info
Dating a "momma's boy" can spell bad news for your relationship. If a man is too reliant on his mother it creates a triangulated relationship that causes resentment, according to clinical psychologist Seth Meyers. Signs that your partner has a codependent relationship with his mother include avoiding confrontation with her, taking her side, an inability to say "no" to her and not allowing anything negative to be said about her. If this describes your partner, it's important to know how to approach him about the situation and what to expect. Consider whether your partner's codependency is a deal-breaker, suggests Meyers. You may not need to break up with him -- instead, try to see him as a person with limitations.
The Effects of Dating a Mama's Boy
Do you ever feel like the third wheel when hanging out with your guy and his mom? Is it time to cut the umbilical cord? She shows up unannounced. She still does everything for him. She calls all the time.
When you first started dating, your husband's strong connection with his mother might have won you over. After all, it sets a good example of how he treats his closest relationships— right? Family is important, and when you're married, you're a part of his. But as you settle into routines together, you might find that your mother-in-law is the highest priority on his list. So how do you separate your husband from his mother in a healthy way for everyone?